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Balancing restrictions and lifting lockdowns; Pandemic tests global leaders; Immigrants and DACA recipients are on the front lines of coronavirus

Europe is looking for balance between reopening countries and keeping new infections of the coronavirus under control. In the US, the president melts down as reporters question his leadership. And, immigrant farmworkers and DACA health care providers are essential in the fight against COVID-19 in the US. But they are at risk. Also, astronaut Cady Coleman has suggestions on surviving self-isolation. But if space tips aren't your jam, there's also the Finnish tradition of getting päntsdrunk.

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Spain reports more deaths than China; Zimbabwe doctors strike; India's 1.3 billion people head into lockdown

Spain reports the world's second-highest number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus after Italy, as India locks down 1.3 billion people and Zimabwean doctors issue desperate calls for basic medical equipment. The US Senate is likely to vote on a $2 trillion economic stimulus package after days of intense negotiations. And while this summer's Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed, one Mexican American breakdancer hopes to go for gold in Paris in 2024.

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No new domestic coronavirus cases in China; Leaders move to stabilize economies, Trump pushes $1 trillion package; In the shadow of Franco’s legacy, Spain faces its fascist history

China has reported no new domestic cases of the novel coronavirus as the epicenter of the oubreak moves to Europe. US President Donald Trump is calling for a $1 trillion economic package, including $500 billion in direct payouts to Americans. And in Spain, reverberations from history: The legacy of former dictator, Gen. Fransisco Franco still lingers — even after being erased from the national record.

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A hotel in Spain is under lockdown; Hosni Mubarak has died; Rio’s Carnival floats put drama and comedy in motion

A hotel on Spain’s resort island of Tenerife was put on lockdown after a visiting doctor from Italy tested positive for the novel coronavirus. And, longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, ousted during the 2011 Arab Spring protests, died today at age 91. Also, happy Fat Tuesday (or Pączki Day for some)! We head to a “dream factory” in Rio as the city celebrates Carnival.

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Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Simon Broughton, editor of a British music magazine called "Songlines." The magazine is celebrating its 50th edition with a list of "50 Great Moments in World Music."

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit: Badila Ensemble

Anchor Lisa Mullins introduces us to the music of the Badila Ensemble. Members of the group have been recruited from France, India and Iran. The ensemble's latest CD is called "Qalandar Express: Love Songs of the Mystic Riders."

Conflict & Justice

Olympic torch in India

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Tinku Ray in New Delhi, where the Olympic torch was paraded around today amid massive security that kept pro-Tibet demonstrators -- and spectators -- at bay.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Asha Bhosle

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the famously prolific Bollywood singer, Asha Bhosle. At age 75, Bhosle's recorded over 13,000 songs. Her upcoming CD is called "75 Years of Asha: A Musical Journey."